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thing? >> go home and see my wife. >> korean war veteran merrill newman is finally a free man once again. there you saw him in china. he's looking forward to a long awaited reunion after more than a month in captive. they finally released the 85-year-old. his plane just landed. north korea held him for alleged hostile acts during the korean war. north korea released a video of him confessing to war crimes. hello, everybody. i'm in washington with a breaking news this hour. live at los angeles with the very latest upon his return and where we hope he will be speaking to reporters about his experience. dominick. >> yeah, absolutely. 42-day deal finally all over. let's show you the scene at san francisco airport at the international terminal there. the plane has literally just landed. apparently taxiing to the gate. eight minutes sooner than planned. he will come out of arrival toll at some point. he's got to go through immigration and get his bags. it could be a few minutes before we see him. just before he took off from beijing, we saw him in good condition. he was smiling. and he looked
odyssey is over for merrill newman, back home with hisno carrierringring with the white tilers. for merrill newman the war was ancient history. for north korea, ever ready to fight american imperialists. merrill newman was an enemy of the state. the two countries never signed a peace treaty, are techniy at war and as such his release likely required the personal approval of the country's leader kim jong un. why he let merrill newman go now remains a mystery. >> after merrill newman is home and has a rest, we'll have more to say about his unusual and difficult journey. for now, though, we ask you to allow us time to be with him as a family. we ask that you not forget another american, kenneth bae. >> he sentenced to prison. caught spreading the word of christianity - viewed as a greater threat than a soldier merrill newman. >> what is interesting about the situation is something revealing about releasing merrill newman. if you look at the two people, a soldier and missionary. after all merrill newman was a soldier fighting in the korean war and was probably responsible for the d
newman begins his sixth week in custody, new details are emerging that explain why the north koreans are singling him out and are not letting him return home. our report from our chief foreign correspondent, andrea mitchell. >> reporter: merrill newman, seen in these images broadcast over the state-run tv, was according to friends in his former combat unit, one of the leaders of an elite team fighting in the korean war. in fact, when the 85-year-old veteran was pulled off a plane he was planning to go to south korea and reunite with some of his former troops who were waiting for him there. one said i wouldn't go there, north korea would think i was a spy or something. a friend from that unit, allen hedges, told us he believes that is why newman is being held. >> the charges are false, i'll tell you that. i was there with him. we never killed anybody or anything and we never advocated killing. >> reporter: after six weeks, newman was seen signing an alleged apology for his actions during the war, but there is no way of verifying the so-called confession or under what circumstances new
is free. >> a huge sigh of relief for merrill newman's family. >> i'm delighted to be home. it's been a great, great homecoming. >> his flight landing on american soil just hours ago after a sudden about-face from north korea's government. we'll have the very latest on his return. >>. >> also, a deadly winter storm is barrelling across the country and showing no signs of letting up. heavy snow, ice, leaving thousands of people without electricity. cancelling hundreds of flights and sinking a wide section of the nation into a deep freeze. a live report from our fox weather center. >>> and remembering pearl harbor. 72 years after the day of infamy. the tributes to the thousands of troops who died in a surprise attack that came just after dawn and pulled the united states into world war ii. >>> home in time for the holidays. an american war veteran detained in north korea for more than a month will get to sleep in his own bed tonight. merrill newman was reunited with his family at san francisco international airport earlier today. he's 85 years old and was holding his woof's hand as he a
. >> and i'm ann notarangelo. don? >> reporter: and mail newman is indeed in fact back in the bay area tonight. but he may not be here that the retirement complex in palo alto with his shoes off. he wanted to be that way. all day long he's been avoiding the news media. at a teem when negotiations continue to get the release of another american still detained there. a round of applause greets newman as he walks through san francisco's international terminal. back home after being held six weeks by the north korean government. >> great homecoming and i'm tired but ready to -- be with my family. you know. and -- thank you all for the support we got. and very much appreciated. >> reporter: newman declined the talk about the experience and later we waited for hours at the retirement home for a chance to learn more. he didn't show. new maundiesed south korean -- newman advised south korean guerrillas, on october 26th north korean agents entered the plane and removed him. last week they released this video of him reading a so- called confession and apology. >> but the information of the kpa a
is back home with his family after being held in north korea for more than a merrill newman arrives home today. his family called his time in north korea, "a difficult ordeal." melissa chan with that story. >> when merrill newman made the trip to remote north korea, he would not have known how much more difficult a journey it would turn out. after weeks in detention he's and with a simply message. >> it's been a great homecoming. i'm tired but happy to be with my family now. tha thank you for the support we got. we appreciate it. >> merrill newman was a soldier in the korean war. he was no ordinarily soldier. the north koreans released this concession video by merrill newman, admitting his association to the white tigers. for newman, the war was ancient history. at the ready to fight off american propaganda. the two countries are technically at war, not having signed a peace treaty, and require the personal approval of kim jong un. why they decided to let merrill newman go now is a mystery. >> i'll have a chance to get a rest. he'll have more to say about his unusual and difficult journe
, merrilman was met by american officials in budget airport early saturday. merrill newman is expected to arrive at san francisco around noon eastern time and al jazeera's correspondent has more. >> merrill newman is headed home. the 85-year-old was held captive for a month in north korea. >> i'm glad to be on my way home. i appreciate the tolerance the dprk has given for me to fe on my own. >> a veteran of the korean war. he was pulled from his flight back from to the united states. he admitted to his wrongdoing and apologised. his age and medical condition played a part. >> merrill newman's spoke to his son briefly. >> he's in excellent spirits and eager to be reunited with his family. >> he was accused of hostile acts. last week television stations put out a video of him apologising. >> vice president joe biden and south korea honoured veterans of the korean war welcomed him home and covered him a lift. >> the dprk released someone they should never have had the first place. i offered him a ride home, but there's a direct flight to san francisco. i don't blame them, i would be on th
captive in north korea. right now merrill newman is enjoying his freedom after his ordeal. he said he was tired but said he otherwise felt good. he was abruptly released without any official explanation, but a week ago north korea did release a video of newman reading what appeared to be a confession to war crimes. >> what more are we learning, dan? >> i can tell you, deborah, when he arrived, he was asked by reporters if he'd ever want to return to north korea and not surprisingly merrill newman said probably not. i can tell you here at his retirement complex, they have the yellow ribbons here to welcome him home. he has not come here, though, apparently he has some alternative arrangements in place. this is a man who is 85 years old, spent six weeks in north korea, essentially as a prisoner. it's not entirely clear, as you said, why the north korean government decided to let him go free. perhaps that on-air apology had something to do with it. this is what mr. newman had to say shortly after arriving into san francisco. >> good morning. i am delighted to be home. i want to thank the
is back home in the u.s. meryl newman was detained in october on accusations he committed hostile acts against north korea. the country state news agency said he was deported from north korea as a humanitarian act, arriving in san francisco this morning. >> it has been a great homecoming. i'm tired, but ready to see my family now. thank you all for the support we got. and very much appreciate it. >> newman thanked the swedish embassy, pyongyang, and the u.s. embassy in beijing to help secure his release. his release came as vice president joe biden toured the demilitarized zone between north korea and south korea. sorely --newman shortly after he learned of his release after wrapping up his trip to asia. organizers of a charity race involving prince harry are suspending the race because of bad weather conditions. they plan to continue the journey to the south pole. harry is a member of one of three teams involving injured soldiers who left last week. the teams will now be driven part of the route, then finish the final 70 miles on foot. 7 on your side with a health alert. doctors are r
.s. veteran is home in america, reunite with his family. in a moment we'll hear from merrill newman about his tourist trip that ended in detention. >> it will be cold. temperatures across the nation will stay below average. right now it's minus 14. it feels like we are minus 45 degrees. we have bone-chilling conditions across the northern area of the country. going down to the northern plains, temperatures subzero. we are at 1 degree in minneapolis. not much of a warm up is expected. there's advisories particularly for the wind chills through the dakotas. with the cold air we are expecting to see snow before day's end. >> meanwhile, a veteran held by north korea for weeks has returned to his family in california. north korea detained 85-year-old merrill newman, while he was visiting places where he fought in the corey an war. >> when merrill newman made the trip to north korea, he would not know how difficult it would turn out. after weeks in detention, he's back in the u.s., looking healthy, wife by his side, with a simple message. >> good home coming. i'm tired, but i'm here with my family
, this top story. after more than six grueling weeks, u.s. war veteran merrill newman is back on american soil after being released by north korea. the brave 85-year-old tourist detained by the communist country for his alleged crimes during the cokorean war 60 year ago. >> glad you're with us. welcome to america's news headquarters. merrill newman's flight touching down a short time ago. you can listen to the release in his voice. >> it's been a great homecoming and i'm tired but it was my family now -- and thank you all for the support we got. very much appreciate it. >> we have been covering this story. >> behind merrill newman there, you could see his wife lee and also his son jeff who had been appealing for his release. merrill himself looked in pretty good shape. he said he was tired but considering he's 85 years old and the ordeal he's been now, he looked like he's doing pretty well. one of the first things he wanted to say was really to thank the diplomatic effort that got him released. take a listen. >> i'm delighted to be home. i want to thank the swedish embassy in pyongyang an
, the palo alto veteran held captive in north korea is on his way home right now. newman was held for more than a month and last night he was deported from north korea. here's the latest. >> reporter: merrill newman is on his way home from north korea after a month. >> i appreciate the tolerance of the dpprk government for me to be on my way. >> reporter: the 85-year-old palo alto man completed a 10-day tour of the north and agents of the communist regime pulled him off his return flight. the pyongyang government claimed he killed north koreans in the korean war 1950 to 1953. north korean state-controlled television showed him reading from an apparent confession. >> collected information of the kpa and attacked communication system and killed three innocent operators, delayed the munition supply using explosives. >> reporter: his son says he's absolutely dlooigted about the announcement. >> as you can imagine, this is a very difficult ordeal for us as a family and particularly for him. >> reporter: his detention as tensions are high in the korean peninsula although the north recently toned
, but they will keep up their fight against more frigid temps this week. >>> merrill newman held captive more than a month in north korea said he was kept in a hotel, not a jail cell. the 85-year-old palo alto man spoke to the santa cruz sentinel today. he said he was well fed and kept comfortable. when asked about the apology that was broadcasted earlier this week, newman said that's not my english. he added his wife is now in charge of his passport. newman returned to the bay area yesterday. >>> this afternoon a medical team from stanford hospital returned from the philippines. the team spent two weeks providing medical help in the region which was hard hit by typhoon haiyan. in their first four days they spent more than 2500 patients. on average they saw several hundred people a day at vier us where clinics throughout the affected reg -- at various clinics throughout at affected region. witnesses and experts will be questioned in washington this week to -- >>> witnesses and experts will be questioned in be with washington this week to find out -- in washington this week to find it out what happ
in north korea since october, is now on his way home. >> right now, merrill newman is on a flight to san francisco. seth dome reports from beijing. >> reporter: freedom after 43 days. merrill newman arrived at beijing's airport today after a flight from north korea. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home and i appreciate the tolerance that dprk government has given to me to be on my way. >> first thing, what would you like to do? >> go home and see my wife. >> reporter: at the newman family home in pasadena california his son said the family briefly spoke with him while he was in beijing. >> he's in excellent spirits and eager to be reunited with his family. >> reporter: newman, a u.s. special forces soldier during the korean war more than 60 years ago, had returned to north korea as a tourist in october. he sought closure, according to family members. when he was about to deport on october 26th, he was pulled off of a plane and detained. then, in november, newman appeared reading an apparently forced apology where he acknowledged alleged crimes against the north
. >> alexandra, thanks for that. >>. >> it will be quite a party when merrill newman's team touches down in san francisco. north korea freed the 85-year-old veteran last night after holding him for more than a month. authorities pulled him away from his organized tour group on october 26th and accused him of hostile acts. newman served in the korean war. north korean media recently aired what it called newman's apology. >> i'm very glad to be on my way home. i appreciate the tolerance that dprk government has given to me to be on my way. >> how do you feel now? >> feel good. feel good. >> what do you want to do, first thing? >> first thing, what would you like to do? >> go home and see my wife. >> i'm sure she's glad to hear that. that was not the apology. that's newman at an airport in beijing on his route back to california. also, another american, kenneth b bae, held in north korea for about 13 months. his relatives released a statement. here's part of it. they're hoping for a joyous reunion this holiday season. >>> and saying farewell to a man that many call a moral giant, a figure for the
, part of his asian tour offered newman home a flight home on air force two but he newman declined. >>> and sitting in a korean jail after more than a year in captivity. >>> and new video this morning appearing to show two men stealing parts from the porsch porsche's paul walker died in. one of those men 18-year-old jamison witty, posted these photos bragging about the grab. in jail on $20,000 bond. the other man is expected to turn himself in soon. >>> taking a live look at south pfrica where the loss of nelson mandela continuiecontinues. president obama along with president bush and clinton will head to africa for the funeral. mandela died thursday at the age of 95 after a long battle with a lung infection. >>> the grammy nominations are out. justin timberlake and rapper jay-z lead the pack. song of the year, and best new artist is this man. performs at last night's nominations. ♪ say i never failed ♪ >> ooh! 17-year-old newcomer and bruno mars nominations. the 56 awards show airs january 26th. >>> you dancing along? >> shows you how out of touch i am with the kids. >> not me
before his detention. newman is being treated well and receiving the medications sent by his family. >>> players were paired with low-income children so they could get gift ideas for their families. there were lots of patients in the toy aisle getting something in return. curtsey of the 49ers each child received a gift card. >> reporter: big changes in the overnight hours. a cold system brings us a blast of cold air from canada. there is a slight chance of showers. the main impact will be 15 degrees cooler followed by a frigid morning in the 20s and 30s. right now we see mainly clear skies. the system is approaching. it is east of us, the core at least. it is draped across northern california and nevada. we have a slight chance of seeing showers, but mainly the precipitation is in the sierra. cloudy conditions keeping temperatures warmer. it will be a different story into wednesday. we have snow in the sierra dropped to the lake level. by 8:00 we are done with the rain or the possibility of rain. through the afternoon we have skies clearing. v8:00 hour skies here will be cold tempe
newman of palo alto who has been detained for more than a month in north korea. during the korean war, mr. newman led a unit of guerrilla fighters. mr. newman reportedly reached out to surviving members of his former unit before his trip and planned to meet some of them in south korea. this new information comes after north korea released video of newman apologizing for war crimes committed during the korean war. >>> also new this morning, vice president joe biden is in china. second stop of his week-long trip to asia. here's some new video of the vice president meeting with china's vice president. he also met with china's president. one area of tension between the two nations, china's recent declaration of a new air defense zone over disputed islands in the south china sea. both the u.s. and japan have refused to recognize china's declaration. >>> it is 7:15. former santa clara county supervisor george shirikawa is scheduled to appear in court on suspicion of campaign mail fraud. he was sentenced for a year in jail for misusing public money. this afternoon, he faces an additional fell no
. an american war eteran detained in north korea for more than a month gets merrill newman is back home in and was on his way home when officials took him off the plane. north korea released him after showing video of newman reportedly apologizing for alleged hostile acts. 72 years since the bombing of pearl harbor. 50 survivors attended a ceremony in hawaii saturday to remember the 2,400 people who died. a moment of silence marked the minute the bombing began. the surprise attack by the japanese stunned the united states. the following day, the president franklin deroosevelt made his cl to arms. now back to "geraldo at large." >>> were you surprised winston was not indicted for rape? >> i kept hearing little things coming out of florida, oh, my god, how could this happen? this dpie is going to win the heisman award. he is the leader of this team and this team is going to be ranked number one to go into the big super bowl, collegiate super bowl. i had a feeling it just wasn't going to happen. didn't surprise me that it didn't. >> so, you feared that because of his position and his impor
, merrill newman was detained in north korea for reasons unknown. and now in a bizarre taped con infection, he apologized for his actions including killing troops andismians during the korean war. but there's still no word whether he will be set free. some like bill richardson thinks the se sheem is using him as a bargaining chip. >> they want something. i believe they want a high level delegati delegation. in the past they got jimmy carter and president clinton. i used to be the second string and i got a couple out. but in this case, there has to be some kind of an end game. the fact that they have two. the fact that one of them is a war veteran. >> cnn's pentagon correspondent live at the pentagon, barbara starr. my dad was a war veteran. that must have been very painful for him to do? >> swee decision diplomats have been able to visit him and bring in medication for his heart that we are told he needs. but still, of course, carol, his family wants him home. north koreanian state media released video of '85-year-old merrill newman reading a handwritten policy. >> in u.s. and western coun
a month gets to sleep in his own bed tonight. merrill newman is back home in palo alto, detained by the north korean government during an october twip there. they released him after state media put out this video of newman reportedly reading an apology for hostile acts. >>> weather-related deaths reported in the midwest and in the plains. in texas, a driver died when he lost control of his pickup truck and plunged off a bridge into a lake. flights have been grounded with the stormy weather, with more expected. now back to "geraldo at large." you're watching the most powerful name in news, fox news channel. >>> were you surprised winston was not indicted for rape? >> i kept hearing little things coming out of florida, oh, my god, how could this happen? this dpie is going to win the heisman award. he is the leader of this team and this team is going to be ranked number one to go into the big super bowl, collegiate super bowl. i had a feeling it just wasn't going to happen. didn't surprise me that it didn't. >> so, you feared that because of his position and his importance -- >> i t
of merrill newman asked me. i think the state department is handling this well. i think the north koreans are holding us to the bargaining chips. i think the best thing to do is see what the north koreans do. at the same time, i think new channels need to be opened. i would get korean war veteran's groups to be active and get him out. kenneth bay, also the squewedes maybe a special envoy. the relationship right now is not strong and not good. the chinese may try to help us. but i don't count on it right now with the issues in the high seas. >> maybe you will get an invitation you were successful in bringing 7 remains back in 2007 of war veterans. i have to go but thank you so much for your time today. >> what is happening right now. youth summit at the white house right now. the white house wants them to get the word out to other young americans about how to enroll. the administration pushing to get others to sign up. we'll have more on this youth summit later in the show. the recordings of several 911 calls made from inside the sandy hook elementary school have just now been release drel
newman receiving a warm welcome in san francisco and greeted by his son and wife. north korea gave no reason why they let him go but newman said he's grateful to be home. >> it's been a great homecoming and i'm tired but ready to go with my family. thank you all for the support we got. very much appreciate it. >>> all smiles. newman's family and the white house calling for the release of another american, kenneth bae. he's been held in north korea for over a year now. >>> a shaky weekend in central oklahoma. a magnitude 4.5 earthquake rattling towns near oklahoma city saturday. >> things fell off the wall. things fell off shelves. at first you don't know what's happening and then it sort of settles down and you can take inventory. >> luckily no other major damage or injuries reported. this quake comes just weeks after the two-year anniversary of the strongest earthquake ever reported in the state, a magnitude 5.6 back in 2011. >>> 60 survivors attend an anniversary of the attack on pearl harbor. a moment of silence was observed at 7:55 a.m., the minute the bombings began. >> it was
veteran meryll newman says he was treated well during his confinement. he reunited with his family yesterday after landing at sfo. after declining to be interviewed today he did tell the santa cruz centinal that he was well fed and kept in a hotel room. he also confirmed he did not write the letter heard last week. >>> today was designated as a day of reflection for the late african president mandela. countless prayers were said for nelson mandela. >> reporter: 64-year-old cofana has been coming here to the regina church her entire life. >> it's a special mass for mr. mandela. every time he came up from the islands, he would say peace. so that he'll be very pleased. >> reporter: during a struggle against aparthide people used to run to this church when they were trying to hide. there's still bullet holes on the windows. >> we used to run and come to this church to pray to god so that he can come and assist us because we were in trouble during that time. >> reporter: life for his 4- year-old grandson starkly different. and once the seat of the aparthide government, thanks for the ma
merrill newman, the 85-year-old north korean war vet, coming home, having been held for a month, over the weekend so he is free. but there is still another american held prisoner there, kenneth bae, the christian mission snaer, has been held for more than a year now in a country that is unstable. if there is a power struggle, makes it very difficult for diplomats to work out how to get him home. >> some serious discussion regarding that man, bae, on whether the worm, dennis rodman, might be able to facilitate such a deal. >> we can only hope that dennis rodman can bring his unmatched diplomatic skills here and make a difference. somehow i doubt it. >> kind of doubt it, too, but if there's a way to get him to focus on that sort of thing, it would be wonderful to get kenneth bae home. >> if dennis rodman can do it, all power to him. >> i've been following, and many of you have, too, this matter in ukraine. there's a very important country in the middle of a strategic -- in a strategic location where the government seems to want to be on the side of russia, and the people want to be sort
john boehner channeled his newman, what me, worry? approach to congressional deadlines. speaking before the break boehner seems completely nonplussed he provides over the least productive congress since world war ii. >> listen, we have a very divided country and a very divided government. i'm not going to sit here and underestimate the difficulty finding the common ground. there's not as much common ground here as there used to be. >> indeed. why find common ground when one party can spend all of its time railing against the president's health care law. with that the president will defend his signature achievement in a speech at 2:30 eastern. joining me georgetown university professor eric dyson, salon's editor-at-large joan walsh, "washington post" columnist jonathan capehart, former democratic congressman harold ford, jr. joining us from washington nbc's capitol hill correspondent luke russert. luke, i can't believe i'm saying the words government shut down and debt ceiling debacle once again, my friend. what are the chances that the two waring sides get together to pass a budget deal
details shedding light on why u.s. military vet merrill newman was detained in north korea. state media there releasing an e-mail apparently written by numten six months ago. in the e-mail he reaches out to surviving members of a once top secret guerrilla group newman trained during the korean war. he's been held for more than a month. >>> a fourth student at uc santa barbara has come down with meningitis. students there began getting sick about three weeks ago. one has had to have both legs amputated. the strain of meningitis is similar to the one that sickened eight students at princeton university. >>> kind of cool news here. singer billy joel will be a regular staple at madison square garden in new york city. kind of an unusual arrangement but joel struck a deal as the gard garden's first entertainment franchise. he'll have his own logo. he's set to play a show a month at msg for as long as fans want to hear him play. the run begins with four sold out shows starting in january of next year. apparently he told "usa today" that now he can kmut commute to and it takes out the schlepp f
that american veteran being held captive in north korea. turns out that 85-year-old merrill newman was part of a special forces unit that trained a secret guerrilla group during the korean war. members of the group were waiting to reunite with newman in south korea, just before he was detained. >>> and a bizarre scene to show you from a safari lodge in central africa. although really not bizarre. that's where they live. >> yeah. >> not just an elephant in the room. try six. the herd apparently likes to -- >> that's a lobby? >> they say the herd likes to take a shortcut through the lodge after feeding on a nearby fruit tree. it's not a shortcut to them, it's just how you go. who decided to build this house in the middle of our cafeteria? i think is a better question. >>> and finally, imagine you buy a lottery ticket. >> yeah. >> and it's a $50 million winning lottery ticket. >> i'm in. >> and you have no idea because you lost the ticket. >> oh! question of the morning. should you still get the money? >> yes. >> that is what happened to this woman in canada. the money went unclaimed for a yea
into the research that has been done except for one psychologist catherine newman has written a book called rampage. virtually all of the ways that we have approached them has been a focus on the psychology of the shooters so you have an extreme psychology for example the work on columbine, david for example it's like looking at a surratt painting up close that you don't see a picture at all. or it's guns and violent video games and marilyn manson and goth music. it's any of the number of causes that lead the skies to explode and then there are those that have the more social psychological. they could be bullied into they woulwere constantly beat up allf them have stories by the way. >> host: so where is the title meant in that situation? >> guest: the initial part and i will get to the entitlement part of the city additional piece i had is that it's not enough to profile the shooters we also have to profile with schools. now, sandy hook by the way is a complete exception to this. >> host: it wasn't a cave that was -- >> guest: it wasn't a student coming into his school. and since columbine, rememb
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